Cheshire Community Action

Cheshire Community Action

At a glance


  • Campaigning
  • Environment
  • Gardens and parks
  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Housing and homelessness
  • Local / community
  • Older people / later life
  • Poverty relief
  • Voluntary sector support

Other details

Geographical remit: 



  • Reflecting upon our agreed responsibilities as a member of ACRE Network, CCA’s three core organisational objectives are set as follows: To influence the quality of rural spaces and places, to ensure that rural communities have a stronger voice and to engage and support rural communities


CCA is a membership organisation with two main paying-membership groups, namely Parish Councils and Community Buildings.

CCA receives restricted income to deliver specific services or projects to our rural communities, either through grants or service level contracts. In 2018/19 CCA provided services in excess of 20 separate agreements. In addition, CCA is in a position to generate unrestricted income through the delivery of commercial services around community-led planning.

In order to fulfil these products and services, our staff and volunteers perform a range of roles in order to encourage and develop sustainable rural communities where people want to live and work. These roles include:

  • Advising and guiding members
  • Building opportunities for dialogue between communities and agencies
  • Influencing policy through information, guidance and advice
  • Providing and delivering services
  • Making representation to decision makers
  • Sign-posting and sharing of contacts / information
  • Training and advancing the skills / knowledge of others

Our activities are also connected to a wide range of issues that affect rural communities such as:

  • Community Development / Engagement
  • Economic Development
  • Environment
  • Health and Social Care
  • Housing
  • Planning
  • Social and Public Policy

This breadth of work and expertise is a strength of CCA; we are unique in the North West region for this capability. However, this also creates a challenge when communicating our vision and mission externally. Meeting our vision and mission is our prime purpose; our depth of knowledge and range of expertise simply reflects the richness of modern rural community life.

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